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Lorna Hamilton Reporter

The Dewberry Chuckwagon Racing Heritage Society was given the green flag drop by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to hold their chuckwagon races this year as long as they follow all guidelines set by AHS. Currently they are approved to hold the event in a drive-in style, but the Society is hoping it will change by the time the event is held. “We are hoping by the time racing starts we will be allowed to have fans in the bleachers,” stated David Bensmiller.

The Society is over the moon to announce that they will be hosting at least 22 World Professional Chuckwagon Association drivers to compete in their show from July 1-4 weekend. “The drivers will compete for a $25,000 Final Heat Dash For Cash! The dash for cash is included within a $50,000 guaranteed weekend payout. Our first 50/50 raffle is closed and we will be starting a new one any day,” exclaimed Bensmiller. For more information keep checking their Facebook page at www.facebook. com/Dewberry-Chuckwagon-RacingHeritage-Society-170236483457289/ Previous Dewberry chucks.



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County Of Vermilion River Protective Services Update

Lorna Hamilton

fire, while a second crew controlled the spreading grassfire. The County of Vermilion River ProtecIn the Clandonald area, Clandonald tive Services was busy for the month of and Dewberry Fire & Rescue attended a May as Firefighters responded to 56 calls vehicle fire when a pickup truck crew haulfor service within the County boundar- ing a trailer with a post pounder noticed ies; these numbers do not reflect other large flames in their rearview mirror. The calls that were received within the Town first crew managed the flames until foam of Vermilion, or the Villages of Kitscoty, could be used. Marwayne, and Paradise Valley. A shop fire north of Marwayne had So far in the month of June accord- Marwayne and Dewberry Fire crews ing to the County of Vermilion Protective along with County (#9-1) Chief Hughes, Services Facebook page services were RCMP and ATCO on scene. Chief Miskie required for numerous Fire calls, Medical was first on-scene and deployed a fire calls and Rescue calls. extinguisher grenade inside the building, The fire calls included: allowing time for the responding Engine/ A fire call came in involving hay bales Pumper who deployed attack lines. The in Paradise Valley when lightning struck. crews entered the structure and doused Paradise Valley Fire Chief Dobson the fire while Dewberry Fire and Rescue worked with the property owner and it vented the super heated gases. The was decided to control the burn and miti- source of the fire was a vehicle inside the gate the spread while letting the pile burn shop. down before cooling the remnants. On the medical side of Protective An outside fire was looked after along Services, Dewberry Fire received a still Highway 16 near Nelson Lumber by alarm from the Dewberry school for a Blackfoot fire and County #9-1 when hurt student and fire crews provided first employees were alerted of a fire by a aid, until the student was transported by plume of black smoke. Chief Parkinson the parents. (Car #1) had the duty crew implement a June 6, Dewberry Fire and Rescue rapid attack to the north side of the field and Clandonald Fire attended the scene of a plane crash after a Voyent Alert was issued. On June 8, tones dropped for a reported natural gas leak from a well head, which Marwayne Now Offering… Fire & Rescue responded, alongMonument Design & Installation side County #9-1, County Peace Officer, Industr y and County Have your memories permanently Gas Utility. Once safe, County of etched in stone Vermilion River Gas Utilities and Contact:780-581-1126 Industry worked to cap and repair the issue. ruralrootsdesigns@outlook.com On the technical side, Blackfoot firefighters rescued a cat from a tree on June 4. A duty crew responded and used a ladder and some treats, to skillReporter

fully entice the kitty from the tree. A couple of days later, Clandonald firefighters along with Animal Control and Fire Chief Hughes also performed a technical rescue when an older dog was trapped 30 feet inside a 75 foot culvert pipe. With the assistance of all, “Mojo” the dog was rescued. Fire and Rescue crews have also been training in Wildland firefight techniques as it is anticipated to continue being a busy wildfire season. The County of Vermilion River Fire Ser vice is also ex tremely pleased to announce their par tnership with Wounded Warriors Canada. County First Responders attend various calls for service with some of them being quite traumatic. Operational Stress Injuries does not only affect the responders, it can also have affects on their families. Being in partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada will help provide the men and women serving the means to address critical mental health wellness. “Mental health is one of the main

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priorities I identified as Fire Chief, and collectively we are working together with all eight stations within our Fire Service, to identify critical stress environments, arrange proper debriefings and manage long-term trauma care for those that require it. By partnering with Wounded Warriors, the County fire Service renew its commitment to our volunteers that we are serious about dealing with mental health issues,” says County Fire Chief Kirk Hughes. Chief Parkinson and Blackfoot Fire are looking for firefighters. Situated about 10 km west of Lloydminster, Blackfoot provides fire and rescue coverage to the eastern portion of the County. If you’re interested in joining and live approximately seven minutes or so from the station please go to https://www.facebook.com/Protective-Services-Countyof-Vermilion-River-103058888497401 To read the full stories on each service call and to see pictures and videos go to the County of Vermilion Protective Service Facebook page at the link above.

She was predeceased by her husband Victor Konieczny; parents Joseph & Anne Soloway; and10 siblings. Thank you to Dr. Louw, Vermilion Hospital staff and Mannville Care Centre for taking such good care of our mother. Also, to Reflections Funeral Home for helping us through this time of grief, Mannville Cornerstone Co-op for preparing lunch and the whole community of Mannville for all the support over the years. Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation.


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‘Tunes And Tailgates’ Drive-in Concert

2nd Chance Trail Ride Society is hosting a ‘Tunes and Tailgates’ Drivein concert on July 10 in Elk Point. All proceeds from the concert will continue to help suppor t transplant patients through their journeys, as well as, a mission to raise awareness. The two-hour show will feature performances from Aaron Pritchett live, along with Ray Mussell of Paradise Motel. Jordan Pritchett and Alberta-born Danielle Marie King who makes up the duo of Cross Parallel from B.C. and Chantelle Mussell from Alberta whose described as an up-and-coming star. Pritchett and Mussell will perform a song entitled “Still, You Breathe,” a tune about organ donation. “Still, You Breathe” was inspired by 2nd Chance Trail Ride Society founder Morris Irvine and the song was released on April 7 in support of Green Shirt Day to help increase awareness across Canada. General admission tickets are $120 per vehicle, plus Showpass fees and taxes and can only be purchased in advance via Showpass at www.2ndctr. com/tunesandtailgates. The admission rate covers the number of people in the vehicle as it has seatbelts. For example, a van with seven seatbelts can have seven people. The

event is children-friendly and regardless of the age, each child is counted towards the maximum vehicle capacity. Pets are also allowed but they must stay inside the vehicle at all times and it is encouraged to leave pets at home if possible. Multiple tickets can be purchased, but each ticket must be used for separate vehicles, you can not purchase multiple tickets and have everyone in a single vehicle. Parking spots will be assigned as attendees arrived, therefore if you would like to be parked near someone else attending the show they encourage you to arrive together so that your assigned spots are near to each other. Once at the event, you can watch the show from outside your vehicle with lawn chairs or sitting on the tailgate of your vehicle if you are at arms length of your vehicle. Mingling between vehicles is not permitted and you must wear a mask and maintain all social distancing requirements. Oversized vehicles are not permitted and modified lifted vehicles may be required to park in designated areas if they are deemed to block the view of others. Once entrance to the event has been made attendees will not be able to leave unless it is an emergency situation. Washrooms will be made available for

emergency situations. “We are excited to host this COVIDsafe fundraiser in Elk Point featuring these four talented acts. There are a few ways to support 2nd Chance Trail Ride Society, buy a ticket to the drive-in show, purchase a limited edition jersey style concert shirt for $30 and pick it up at the show, or participate in the online 50/50 raffle or donate through the mobile giving app closer to the event.” said Sheila Moore, Event Manager and Founder Morcomm PR & Events. Your support is greatly appreciated! The event will be held in the field of Prairie Tech Oil Services in Elk Point.

Organizers have worked alongside Alberta Health Services and Health Canada to ensure that all health guidelines and safety measures for proper social distancing are in place and adhered to for the safety of all concert guests, performers, staff, and volunteers,” said Sheila Moore event manager and Founder Morcomm PR & Events.

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Grauman, Barbara Meryl (nee West) It is with extreme sadness we wish to advise that Barbara Grauman (nee West) passed away peacefully June 6th, 2021. Barbara is survived by her sister Darlene. She was born at Elk Point, Alberta, to Betty and Colin West, who farmed north of Clandonald, Alberta. She attended Louise Lake School in the Landonville District for grades 1 to 8, Vermillion Junior High for grade 9, and Kitscoy High for grades 10 to 12. She went on to become a Comptometer Operator. Shortly after, she married the love of her life, Robert John Grauman from Clandonald, Alberta in 1961. Following marriage, they lived in Scarborough, Ontario for 14 years, then after missing the west, returned to Alberta in 1975. Barbara had been working for Environment Canada while in Toronto, then transferred to Edmonton, where she eventually moved to the Federal Department of Forestry as a pay clerk, retiring at the end of May 1996. Over the years she and Robert pursued their love of travel. Many trips were made abroad touring Europe, while others covered the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska, plus Yukon and NWT. Sadly she lost Robert in 2013. Barbara took great interest in meeting and talking with people, thus making many, many friends. These people were so very important to her and she to them. As a result, this has left a great void in all of our lives. Barbara and Robert have had special cats in their lives, with Oliver the last one, who is now with special friends and giving them great pleasure. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Written Tributes may be made to www.parklandfuneralservices.com

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Rhubarb Muffins

Dawn Hames Columnist

Calling all rhubarb lovers. Here is a new rhubarb recipe to add to your collection. These are cake-like muffins with lots of flavourful rhubarb. Rhubarb is one of the first fruits available on the Canadian prairies, and prairie cooks have come up with lots of ways to use it: there are rhubarb pies, rhubarb crisps, rhubarb jam, rhubarb relish, cobblers, cakes, and muffins. While we think of rhubarb as a fruit it is classed as a vegetable.

Rhubarb is mildly laxative. Research shows that it may be beneficial for diabetes as it mimics the action of insulin, allowing the sugar to enter the cell, where it may be burned instead of circulating in the blood. Rhubarb is not a good frequent food choice for people that are prone to form oxalate kidney stones. Always remember that the leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous. I always like to use the younger thinner rhubarb, as I find them more tender and less sour than the larger stalks. Rhubarb can be easily frozen for later use by cutting it up into 1-inch pieces, blanching it for 1 minute and then rinsing it in cool water, patting dry, and packaging it in plastic

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freezer bags. Rhubarb is also a good source of fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C. You can choose to fill the muffins tins up to 2/3rds, or to the top, where they will rise above the tins and spread out on top, to give you nice muffin tops. Rhubarb Muffins 1/2 cup butter 1 cup of sugar (divided) 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon vinegar (apple cider or white) 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups flour

2 1/2 cups rhubarb (finely sliced) Finely chop the rhubarb and stir in 1/2 cup sugar. In a separate bowl cream, the butter and 1/2 cup sugar together with an electric beater, beat in the egg, and vanilla. Measure the tablespoon of vinegar into a 1 cup measure and then fill with milk, stirring half way. Buttermilk can be substituted for the vinegar and milk. Beat the milk into the butter mixture, and then beat in the baking soda and flour. Stir in the sugar-coated rhubarb, and spoon into a buttered or papered muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. This recipe makes slightly more than a dozen.

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On June 8, 2021 we held our 4H meeting virtually. May 25th, 2021 we had our Achievement day with our club. It was a nice day and we were happy that we could have it this year. Thank you to our judge Kelly Waltz for coming out for the day. Here are the results of our club: Grand Champion Steer- Chase Forsyth Grand Reserve Champion Steer- Rylan Jackson Grand Champion Female- Bradley McLaughlin Grand Reserve Female Champion- Chase Forsyth

Sale day followed on May 26th online this year. Thank you to all the bidders and buyers for our 2021 sale. Thank you for supporting 4H youth in our community. We had a great sale, and the members were happy. We hope to be back to a live auction next year May 25 at the Minburn Ag grounds. In June we will be doing our community service and cleaning up Minburn Ag grounds. We will finish off the year this month, and have a wind up event as guidelines allow. Our next meeting will be in the Fall, to start up our next year: October 12, 2021, 7 pm at the Innisfree Millenium Building. We welcome anyone wanting to join, or just find out more about our club to come on out!


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When A Vermilion Resident Gave A Big Donation

Craig Baird Columnist

T h e Ve r m i l i o n library has been one of the most important places for residents to visit for years. Through the years, it has helped teach children to read, help students complete book reports, and offer residents an escape to amazing worlds created by authors. The library has existed through government funding, but also generosity and few times has anyone been more generous to the library than George Whitnell in 1950.

For years, Whitnell was a well-known citizen of Vermilion who had lived in the area for many years during the first years of the community. While he lived in Lake Forest, Illinois in 1950, his love of Vermilion was still strong. Mayor J.W.G. Morrison was a friend of Whitnell for many years and he had the honour of presenting the current mayor, S.C. Heckbert, with a cheque worth $10,000 from Whitnell for the library. That may not seem like a huge sum these days, but today that amount of money would be $114,065. Whitnell gave the money to the library

to show them appreciation for the many courtesies they extended him during the pioneer days of the community. For years, the International Order of the Daughters of the Empire handled library services, but it was limited and not suitable for the growing community. The donation would help to build the new library facilities and provide more material for the reading public. Under the agreement for the donation, a deed of trust was created so that the money could be put into a trust fund and administered by a committee composed of Mayor Heckbert, as well as A.M. Watt, the

manager of the CIBC. The committee would then get to work with the selection of a site and the construction of the new library that would become an important place for generations of Vermilion residents. I put out a history magazine that highlights many aspects of Canadian history. It is free and is delivered to your inbox. E-mail me to subscribe at craig@canadaehx.com Support the column and my history show at www.patreon.com/canadaehx Listen to my podcast Canadian History Ehx on all podcast platforms or at www. canadaehx.ca

How The New Generation Of Investors Are Taking Down Wallstreet

Braxton Hoare Columnist

Tr ad in g sto c ks has always been a rich man’s game, with institutions being the ones who find the most success. The reality is the game isn’t fair, risk lowers as funds increase because being able to purchase multiple stocks is always safer than investing everything in one. The rule of having a diversified portfolio is, if one stock goes down the rest of the portfolio will still be making money. However, most retail investors (regular people) don’t have the disposable income needed to diversify. A couple of years ago retail investors only accounted for 10 per cent of all trades that went on in the market, for most people getting involved in stocks seems difficult and expensive. However, during the pandemic, many people were looking for something to occupy their time, with new investment apps being easier to set up and with lower fees than traditional options it was the perfect situation to get more people investing. According to estimates from Robinhood, (a new online brokerage firm) retail investors now account for about 30 per cent of all trades as of 2021. Brokerages have always had major advantages over retail investors, with massive teams dedicated to researching the market it has almost impos-

sible for a regular person to compete. Recently a new generation of traders have emerged going online to Twitter and Reddit to discuss stocks. This shift in trading perspective has given Retail investors a chance to balance the investing game a little more. Hundreds of thousands of people are sharing what they’ve learned online, and are learning from each other what stocks have potential. Many of the those sharing online are professional traders sharing their knowledge with each other and the new traders. This coupled with the new trading apps that allow instant stock price updates and trades, are giving the regular people a chance to compete with the brokerages. One stock was the victim of attention from the retail investors, GameStop. Early in the year, one man, Keith Gill “Roaring Kitty” realized that the brokerages were shor ting the Gamestop stock (betting money it would go down). Although shorting is a common practice in trading, in this instance it was shorted an abnormally high amount. To understand why this is important, know that with shorting an investor borrows shares from someone else, sells them and then will have to return them to the person they borrowed from, after a set amount of time. The intention with a trade like this is for the price of the stock to fall, that way when the shorter has to re-buy the shares they owe they have to

pay less, thus making a profit. However, in GameStop’s case, there were way too many people shorting, over 100 per cent of shares were shorted. This is excellent for people like Keith because given enough public attention it could cause a the stock price to rise high enough that shorters would have to buy back their shares pushing the stock price even higher. Not long after Keith posted an article with his findings online, it got a lot of attention. Within a few months, the price of GameStop rose from $5 to about $350, which is about a 7000 per cent increase. This massive jump cost one hedgefund that was shorting GameStop, Melvin Capital about $5 billion dollars, or about a third of its net-worth. This tactic of finding which stocks the institutions are betting against and buying them has become the staple of the new internet investors. Just this week alone people have managed to push the AMC stock from $10 to around $75, which is also an unordinar y occurr e n c e . Ty p i c a l l y

traditional stocks move only around 1 per cent on a day, not 750 per cent and this is not even the end of it. People on the Reddit page WallStreetBets believe that there are still more stocks to target and that AMC could still run up even higher. For anyone wanting to try trading for themselves, download WealthSimpleTrade on your phones app store and when signing up use promo code 702YGG to get an extra $10 to trade. However, remember the importance of doing your own research before investing and that this article is for education not financial advice.

An Open Letter To Heroes In Our Community

Dear Friends & Neighbours: As COVID seems at last to be on the wane, this is a letter to say “Thank you” to all of you who have been, in so many capacities, front-line and essential workers throughout this pandemic. While many of us have felt very isolated through these long months, you have kept going to work, day after day, week after week. We know you went to work at risk of exposure to yourselves and to your families. We know that some of you were sick. We consider those of you who kept us and this community (and community spirit) alive and well and intact to be true heroes of this pandemic. You are: technicians and store-owners and staff, postal workers, delivery drivers, healthcare providers and support staff at clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies, newspaper writers and publishers, bankers, ministers, school teachers, bus drivers and school support staff—all of you who have had to be out there on the front lines of keeping our community going— Despite stressful and discouraging circumstances, your continued faithful and courteous serving within our community has meant that we have had food on our tables, store windows to gaze into even when we couldn’t go inside to shop, an occasional letter to give us a lift, our bills delivered and payments on their way on time, our health needs addressed by doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other health and wellness professionals, community news to read when we


had few other means of connection (actually, we never knew how important Tuesdays local papers could be until the pandemic hit!) Ministers and church support staff kept our congregations alive and connected and our spirits cared for. Our children and grandchildren got their lessons even w h e n t h ey c o u l d n’ t b e i n school, and when you could, you cut our hair. And on the list goes. Ever y cour tesy, every smile, every care taken to prevent infection- -from wearing masks and disin- Village is accepting Offers to Purchase the following used equipment: fecting surfaces to observing 1994 International 2574 Tandem Axle Dump Truck frequently-changed rules—it Hydraulic gravel box 246,560 km 8004 hours. all counted. We have not taken your If you wish to arrange for a viewing, or have questions, please call the Village Office kindnesses and services for at 780-763-3500 to book an appointment. granted. You have, throughout the pandemic, been in COVID-19 protocols will apply. our thoughts and prayers.  Equipment will be sold as is, where is. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. N ow, as we b e g in to se e the possibility of life beyond Submit “Offer to Purchase 1994 International Truck” in writing on or before June 29, COVID, we want to say a 2021 to: clear and resounding: Village of Mannville “Thank you! You are our Box 180 heroes.” Mannville, AB T0B 2W0 Your friends and neighOr by email to: info@mannville.com bours of St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, Per The Rev. Please be sure to clearly include your full name, address, telephone number and offer amount. Elizabeth Metcalfe, Rector

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A Gift For Every Type Of Dad If you’re wondering what to get your dad for Father’s Day, it’s a good idea to consider his hobbies and interests. Here are some suggestions for different kinds of dads. The Movie Buff If space permits, your dad might appreciate a vintage film projector or studio lamp. Alternatively, consider getting him a movie-themed trivia game, a scratch-off poster or a collectible figurine from his favourite flick. There are also many great reads about film history and culture.

The Chef One way to impress a dad who loves to cook is by spoiling him with new kitchen accessories. Consider buying him a quality cutting board, Japanese chef knives, barbecue utensils or a new apron. If your dad has a green thumb, another option is to get him potted herbs he can grow outside or in the kitchen. The Collector If your dad is a stamp enthusiast, he’ll likely appreciate a magnifier to help with identification or a UV lamp to

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assist with observing phosphorescent markings. For the father who collects coins, consider getting him a rare or commemorative piece, a specialized storage album, a magnification loupe or a cleaning bath for his coins. The Outdoorsman The dad who enjoys spending time in nature is likely to welcome getting a set of hiking poles, an engraved compass, a pair of waterproof binoculars or a wilderness survival handbook. Alternatively, check to see if some of his camping, hunting or fishing gear

could use an upgrade. The Music Lover For the dad with a passion for music, buy a water-resistant portable speaker, wireless headphones or a guitar pick maker. Alternatively, get him a musicthemed keepsake such as a wall clock depicting his favourite band, drink coasters that look like CDs or records, or cufflinks shaped like a treble clef or the instrument he plays. For more Father’s Day gift ideas, visit the specialty stores in your area to find one-of-a-kind products and services.


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4 Personalized Presents For Father’s Day Father’s Day is coming up. If you want to get your dad a gift that’s as unique as he is, choose something you can personalize. Here are a few ideas to inspire you. A custom gift box Some companies let you decide on the specific items that get put in the box. Depending on the retailer, this gift might include cocktail syrups, gourmet products, a gin-making kit, spices, or soaps. An Engraved Object

There are a variety of gifts that can be engraved including key rings, coffee thermoses, cufflinks and metal flasks. Consider customizing the item with a tender sentiment, a humorous quip or simply your dad’s initials. Check with the product seller to see if they offer this service or visit a jewelry store that does engravings. A Unique Printed Garment

Whether your father has a passion for fishing, monster trucks or comic books, there’s a T-shirt design out there that’s right for him. Choose or create one that lets him show off his interests. If you prefer, you can get the design printed on a sweater, apron or cap. Alternatively, have a photograph printed on one of these items. A Framed Photograph

Sort through your pictures and find ones to fill a set of frames, a customized scrapbook, a photo cube or a digital frame. Choose shots that capture moments with loved ones, travel memories and other happy times. This year for Father’s Day, give your dad a gift he’ll treasure. He’s sure to be touched that you took the time to choose something just for him.

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This year for Father’s Day, celebrate your dad by offering him a meal he’ll savour and enjoy. Here are a few different ways you can spoil him at suppertime. Five-course dinner. Offer Dad a whole gastronomical experience starting with an amuse-bouche followed by an appetizer. After, serve up a delicious main course. Then, set out a cheese plate before ending with his favourite dessert. Barbecue. If the weather’s nice, take advantage of it by cooking outside on the grill. Choose a dish that suits Dad’s tastes and matches your culinary talents, whether it’s burgers, surf and turf, perfectly seasoned ribs or a variety of skewers.

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Catered affair. Opt for a meal you don’t have to cook by hiring a local catering company. This is also a great option if you can’t see your father in person. You can select a supper he likes and have it delivered to his home. Restaurant. Dining out is a simple way to celebrate the occasion. In addition to their regular fare, many restaurants create special Father’s Day menus. If you prefer to eat at home, order a meal for pickup or delivery. To serve Dad a meal he’ll remember, there’s no shortage of options. Just be sure to plan ahead so you can be certain he’ll have all his favourites.

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June 15, 2021 | The Vermilion Voice

Co-op Donates $80,000 For Ice Plant Upgrades

Submitted June 14, 2021: As provinces across Western Canada take steps to re-open, Co-op Community Spaces is funding projects that will help bring communities back together. This year, Co-op is providing $80,000 to upgrade the Vermilion ice rink which will benefit the local community and many local teams for years to come. “It is an honor to have our organization and project to be the recipient of the Community Spaces Grant. As you know the money will be put towards the upgrade to our community ice plant. Like most small towns on the prairies the two ice rinks and curling rink is the hub in our community and the loss of it

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would have been detrimental to our citizens and businesses. Co-op has been part of our community for many years and for many years to come. Thanks again for being so easy to work with on this grant process.” said Kevin Martin, Vermilion Rink Facility Enhancement board chair. Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautif y and improve spaces across Western Canada. As our community begins to re-open after the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of the value these projects bring in connecting and improving our communities. “We are so excited to partner with Vermilion Facility Enhancement Board

through the Co-op Community Spaces program. The last 15 months have been very challenging and it’s such an honor for our Co-op to contribute to maintaining a space for residents to safely come back together” explained Graham Getz, general manager Cornerstone Co-op “Investing in our community is central to our values as a Co - op. Par tnering with community groups on important projects like this is a natural fit. We are creating beautiful spaces for our community to enjoy now and for years to come.” I n 2 0 21, t h e program is providing $1 million to 15 communities proj-


ects across Western Canada. Since 2015, Co-op has supported 147 projects with $10.5 million in capital funding. The giving program is administered by Federated Co-operatives Limited on behalf of more than 160 independent retail co-operatives across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System. For more information about Co-op Communit y S pac es or to view the complete list of 2021 funding recipients, visit www.communityspaces.ca.

Small Plane Crashes Near Heinsburg


On the evening of June 6, Vermilion RCMP and the County Rescue services were called to the scene of a plane crash near the Hamlet of Heinsburg. Emergency crews arrived to find that a small single engine Cessna had landed in a slough between Range Roads 45 and 50. According to the initial investigation media report from the RCMP, the wing of the plane appears to have hit a tree during its descent to a private airstrip, causing difficulties with the landing. Upon their arrival, emergency personnel found the single occupant of the plane trapped inside, requiring him to be extracted by Vermilion River County Rescue services. A 65 year-old man from Clandonald, AB was treated in hospital, then airlifted to Edmonton by STARS for continued treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The Transportation Safety Board will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.

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The Vermilion Voice | June 15, 2021

Collegiate Women’s Hockey Team Hitting The Ice

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Thanks to the hard work of many people Lakeland College is pleased to announce that their vision of offering a women’s collegiate hockey team is becoming a reality beginning this fall. The college has hired Morgan Mann as the head coach and the college is preparing to hit the ice. Mann won a CIS national championship with the Acadia Axemen while he attended university and he also played on the Allan Cup-winning senior men’s hockey team in Lloydminster. He has worked in a coaching capcity with the Lloydminster Steelers women’s hockey program, as well as, recently being the head coach of the U18 women’s hockey team for the 2020-2021 season. Mann is also working on his masters in coaching studies while working as a teacher and counsellor in the Lloydminster Public School division. “I like to use sport as an opportunity to make a young athlete a better person,

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hockey team could become a reality. “By working together, we believe we will be able to offer a competive studentathlete experience for 18 to 22 female hockey players at Lakeland College,” says Mann, who led the community delegation before being hired as head coach. Mann also stated that, “Lloydminster has a strong female elite hockey program and that as one of six designated communities to have a U18 AAA program in Alberta, Lakeland is positioned to offer a natural progression for female hockey players in Lloydminster and area hoping to make it to the next level.” Although they are all committed to work together this does not mean that the team will be accepted into the ACAC Women’s Hockey League. The release stated that, “as part of the ACAC goverance procedures, Lakeland is required to apply to the conference. The application will be reviewed and hopefully approved for acceptance into the league for the fall of 2022. The team

will play this season in the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League and will run as a club program under the Rustlers banner for the first year.” As a component of the agreement the women’s hockey program will have to raise the majority of its operational funding from the community. “This is a very unique model to fund a college sports program but in discussions with the community group, we are optimistic that the community will support a women’s hockey program,” says Michael Crowe, Lakeland’s vice president, academic and research. “We are so fortunate to have such great communities in Lloydminster and Vermilion that support initiatives like this.” Recruitment of student-athletes has already began, and there are 14 people currently signed on to wear the Rustlers colours this coming fall. If you would like to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities you can contact Morgan Mann at 306-307-4411.

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character and citizen through the life lessons gained there,” said Mann. He also said, “As a school counsellor, I’m well-versed in the challenges today’s youth face. My best work as a counsellor has been connecting to individuals and helping them become more resilient through sport.” Lakeland’s athletic director, Alan Rogan stated that adding women’s hockey was the next logical league program. “When a very motivated group from the community came forward about a year ago, we started to look at the opportunity more seriously,” said Rogan. In the press release it stated that both groups knew that operating and funding a women’s hockey program at the collegiate level would not be something they could do alone with the current challenges facing the community and provinces, but after numerous meetings both parties believed that by collaborating and utilizing each other’s strengths a women’s

paintings, and recycled jewelry to glass products, home and garden items, clothing for people and pets, and much more you’ll find it at this special event! The possibilities seem limitless! When you go to a craft fair, you are going to see something you are not going to find anywhere else. For those reasons the exhibit hall is one of my favourite stops at the Vermilion Fair each summer. It shows all the creativity and wonderful artists Vermilion has to offer. The hall committee always puts on a good show with great judging and fun categories. Be sure to give this event a visit! We look forward to seeing you there! Not far from the exhibit hall fairgoers can find another display of creativity in the form of the Trade Show. Many local small

businesses get an opportunity to showcase their products and network with other industry professionals. The fair also attracts vendors from all over Canada due to the large attendance numbers we see each summer. However, organizing a trade show is no small task, organizers, maintenance workers, and staff, all work for months prior to ensure the success of the trade show. Thanks to these workers and volunteers we always have a smoothrunning show with new and exciting things to see! Be sure to stop by and visit both the exhibit hall and the tradeshow at the next Vermilion Fair! And while you’re Jim Storch from Storch Knives participated there be sure to thank the committees in the Tradeshow at the Vermilion Fair with and volunteers for all the hard work, they many of specialty made knives up for sale. do in bringing us a great show each year! Photo from 2019 Fair Lorna Hamilton

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June 15, 2021 | The Vermilion Voice

Lloydminster Interval Home Society

Submitted The Lloydminster Inter val Home Society would like to take this opportunity to offer some donation education! We are so grateful to receive hundreds of bags of donations each week and thought you might like to know where your donations go: • Our first priorit y with donated items is to offer them to our current clients and for use within our programs. • Secondly, we support individuals in community with essential household items and clothing. • O ur t hir d pr i or it y for d o nate d items is to sell them in the store for profit. It is through these profits that we can fund many of our community ser vices and initiatives that do not have core government funding.

Unfortunately, 30 per cent of the donations we receive are unusable (stained, torn, missing pieces, dirty, broken, etc.) Please double check your donations to ensure they are ready to be used by someone else. If they are not, we kindly ask you to redirect that item to a recycling facility or garbage dump. We know (and are so grateful) that items are donated to us with the very best of intentions but receiving unusable items hurts us more than it helps us as these items

stretch our resources. We are also asking donors to sort a n d c ate g o r ize d o n at i o n s b efo r e d r o p p i n g t h e m of f. I te m s c a n b e sorted into the following categories: clothing, housewares, electronics, toys, and footwear. This will make a big difference for our staff and volunteers and allow us to get items to clients, communit y members, and onto the floor faster. As a reminder, our donation hours are 10a.m.-4p.m., seven days a week. We are on-site


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TIME & LOCATION: 9:30 AM in Council Chambers located in the County of Vermilion Office at 4912 – 50 Avenue, Kitscoty, AB Any person wishing to be heard may make written representation to the Council submitted to planning@county24.com, by fax at 780-846-2716, or dropped in the secure mailbox located outside the front door of the County office, no later than June 25, 2021 at 12:00 noon. Any written submissions received will be read aloud by Administration during the Public Hearing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person oral submissions cannot be accepted. You may view the Public Hearing and all of the Council meeting by clicking on the meeting registration request on the County website here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_mwMj2xg5TSi5O1xgmBh7WQ Instructions on how to make oral submissions during the meeting will be contained in the registration email you are sent. After considering the representations made to it concerning the proposed bylaws, Council may make such amendments or changes as it considers necessary to the proposed bylaws, if any, and proceed to pass or defeat the proposed bylaws. For additional information please contact: Roger Garnett, Director of Planning and Development County of Vermilion River (p) 780.846.2244 BOX 69, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 planning@county24.com

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Gift Energizes Sustainable Programming And Research

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(Vermilion, Alta.) Sustainable energy and sustainable agriculture programming and research are growing at Lakeland College, thanks to a $300,000 gift to Leading. Learning. The Lakeland Campaign. The funding is from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Sustainable energy The gif t will help rebrand Lake land’s renewable energy and conservation program. It launched in 2008 and was Canada’s first online certificate and diploma-level program focused on renewable energy. “With input from industry, we developed four new courses and renamed our programming. The certificate program is

now sustainable energy and the diploma option is sustainable energy technology,” says Mal Dissanayake, manager of engineering technology and renewable energy at Lakeland College. “Our sustainable energy programming is poised to play a critical role in today’s economy by preparing workers for careers in the burgeoning sustainable energy sector.” The majority of courses for the programs will continue to be offered online. The diploma program concludes with an onsite lab at Lakeland’s Research Centre at the Vermilion campus. The funding will also create bursaries for sustainable energy students. “This generous gift will help us educate the future leaders and innovators in sustain-


able energy technologies,” he says. Another development is the creation of sustainable energy technology microcredentials to help people develop new competencies – an initiative the Government of Alberta is supporting. “This training will be easily accessible to unemployed or under-employed workers,” says Dissanayake. Sustainable agriculture The gift from the anonymous donor also supports the development of courses and bursaries for Lakeland’s agricultural sustainability diploma program that starts this fall at the Vermilion campus. “The three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – can only be accomplished by attracting and training students who are passionate

about agriculture and can think critically and problem solve. We’re so appreciative of this funding which will help us develop these students,” says Geoff Brown, dean of agricultural sciences and environmental sciences at Lakeland College. A portion of the funding will support sustainable energy and agriculture research initiatives. Gifts to Leading. Learning. The Lakeland Campaign. ensure the problem solvers, innovators, leaders, and hard workers continue to benefit from the highest quality education, leadership and research opportunities. The campaign concludes June 30. To be part of this historic campaign, visit lakelandcollege.ca/leading-learning or contact Stacey Ruller at stacey.ruller@ lakelandcollege.ca.






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The Vermilion Voice | June 15, 2021

J.R. Robson School News

Raynette Schroeder year. Congratulations to all of our 2021 a lot of high school memories and experi- ing Day Submitted graduates. Each has worked very hard, ences, but I am thankful that the GraduaJune 25 & 28: Catch Up Days for In a letter sent out under very trying circumstances for about tion Ceremony will not be one of them. I Students to parents, we informed them that we are half of their high school years to get to this wish each and every one of them all the June 26: Grad 2021 not having final exams this semester for milestone. It’s hard to believe that COVID- best in their future. June 29: Last Day of School any course Grades 7-12. Instead we are 19 has had an impact of 1.5 years on this Important dates: Sept 01: First Day of the 2021-2022 using the time to complete some unfin- particular class. They have missed out on June 24: Last Critical Content Teach- School Year. ished learning that has occurred this year at J.R. Robson. We would like to welcome the Grade 6 Students from Vermilion Elementary School and Clandonald School to our orientation session to take place this month. Due to COVID we may have to do this virtually, but we are still excited to have you. We are very happy and excited to be able to hold our 2021 Graduation Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 26. It will be outside on the football field like last year and will be a drive-in event. Last year’s graduates had to wait patiently for the Ceremony to happen in August but this year we are able to go ahead with the same basic format as last Phys. Ed. Students had a chance to do some canoeing and bike riding at the Provincial Park. Photo submitted

Vermilion Elementary School News

Karen King Submitted

Congratulations to the students on their reading success this year. The majority of students reached their AR (Accelerated Reader) year end goal early this year. One hundred students

earned the reward to pick a new book for the Learning Commons, sign their name inside the book and be the first to read that new book. On June 25, we will have an AR Celebration for all the students to reward them for their efforts. The last day to take AR quizzes is June 21. All Learning Commons books need to be returned by

Thank You

Bradley McLaughlin would like to thank Mile West Angus for purchasing his steer at the 2021 Innisfree-Minburn 4H Beef Club Project Sale.

Thank you for supporting 4-H!

June 18. If students continue to do AR quizzes, they will have to use their own books from home or from their classroom library. The Vermilion Credit Union has been a huge benefit to our school. We thank them for their donation, which is put towards new Accelerated Reader books and rewards for student success. Mrs. MacMillan says, “Have a super summer. Make time to enjoy a great read in a happy, cozy spot. It has been a pleasure watching your children grow in body and mind.” We are experiencing changes at VES as we look to the next school year. Mrs. Throndson began her maternity leave on May 28, so Mrs. Andrea Cassibo was hired as a short-term replacement. Unfortunately, she was unable to be with us until the end of the school year, so Miss Taylor Heinrich took over our Gr. 2/3 class on June 7 and will be with us until the end of June. Our revenue moving from the current school year to the upcoming school year will be dropping significantly, causing some cuts to our school staff. We will not be hiring a replacement teacher for Mrs. Throndson for next year, which will be a 1.0 fte (full time equivalent) teacher cut to our school. As well, we are not able to keep our Learning Commons Facilitator position, so we are saddened to be saying farewell to Mrs. MacMillan. We are still working on how we will handle the

movement of books within our Learning Commons and will keep you updated as we solve those challenges. Mrs. MacMillan has been at VES for several years and has been a valuable part of our team. She will certainly be missed at VES. As a result of the reduction of 1.0 fte teachers at our school, we will be moving to an additional split class next year. We will have a Grade 2 class, a Grade 2/3 split class and a Grade 3 class. We will also have a Grade 4 class, a Grade 4/5 split class and a Grade 5 class. A split class is really no different than a single grade class, as learning is often an individual process. Research has shown that students in a split class achieve as well or better than a single grade class. As such, we will be moving Mrs. Tupper to teach the Grade 2/3 class and Mr. Haslehurst to teach the Grade 4/5 class. We will be carefully selecting students for the split classes who we feel can be successful in such a setting, much as we carefully select students for single grade classes. We are confident that students in the split classes will be successful. Dates to Remember: June 14-18 – Indigenous Activities and Workshops; June 21-25 – Track and Field periodically throughout the days; June 24 – AR Celebration Day; June 29 – Students’ Last Day of School; Sept. 1 – Students’ First Day Back at School.



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June 15, 2021 | The Vermilion Voice


Spray Park Set To Open Soon

Dawn Riley Reporter

The spray park at Vermilion Provincial Park will be opening again this season. According to Greg Part, Communications Advisor with Alberta Environment

and Parks, the opening of the popular facility is on schedule, with a start up date of the July long weekend. Although to many this seems later than usual, Part commented that it is the normal start up plan for the spray park every year.

Vermilion Public Library Re-opened The Vermilion Public Library re-opened on June 10. “On behalf of the Town of Vermilion Library Board I would like to say that we are excited to be re-opening to the public. It was important to the board that we maintain a “Yes We Can” attitude and be positive about providing services to our patrons as long as they fall within the provincial health requirements unless specific concerns are raised by library staff. Please come on down and visit our site, we cannot wait to see you there in person,” said Chair - Town of Vermilion Library Board, Justin Thompson. Photo Submitted Group of families enjoying the sun and shade summer 2020. Photo Elaina John

County Council Approves Purchase of Fire Apparatus For Dewberry Fire Department

Dawn Riley Reporter

At the May 11 Regular Council meeting of the County of Vermilion River, a motion was carried to replace the Dewberry Fire Department’s Tanker Truck. The council followed the recommendation that a new truck be purchased to replace the twenty four year old GMC TC7H042 truck that was originally acquired from the Vermilion Fire Department. The need for a new tanker became apparent this spring when the present truck failed to arrive at two emergencies due to mechanical issues. According to the background information given to council members in the May 11 agenda, a third call out in April resulted in

the truck only making it approximately three hundred metres before becoming unusable. Councillors were informed that ‘It is imperative that the North District stations have the ability to bring large amounts of water to a fire scene in order to aid in extinguishment. Without a reliable tender/tanker, the North District has only one available tender/tanker (Clandonald) which is insufficient for fire ground operations.’ Protective Services requested that the County approve the purchase of a new tender/tanker fire apparatus from Rocky Mountain Phoenix. Council agreed to the purchase, and voted to access funds from Fire Capital Reserves to cover the approximately $295,000.00 cost of the new vehicle.

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Cross Heritage Farm 13 Quarters for Sale July 6, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Vermilion, AB

Whether you are a farmer or investor, take note of these 13 quarters, NE of Vermilion, AB. For nearly a century they have set the benchmark for farms in Western Canada. Whether it was producing world class Hereford genetics, aggregate for the twinning of Highway 16 or bumper cereal and oilseed crops – this is the land that delivers. Cross Heritage Ranch will be sold in 8 parcels. The family would like to honour Jack Cross and keep intact his legacy of assemblage. Buy one parcel or buy them all. Parcels 1-5 will be offered for sale ‘en bloc’ as one complete Parcel after the conclusion of bidding on all Parcels. Prior high bidders will be entitled to bid ‘en bloc’ if they meet the ‘en bloc’ bidding requirements. Large connecting parcels of high-quality Farm Land like this just don’t come up for sale often. Don’t miss this opportunity to add significant economies of scale to your farming operation. Check the website for Starting Bids and ‘en bloc’ details.

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